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Laser Scanning and BIM for Commercial Real Estate

Jul 8, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Laser scanning and BIM are foundational digital assets that have been providing situational awareness and actionable data to the commercial real estate industry for years. Commercial real estate (CRE) professionals like JLL have been utilizing this technology in ways that will benefit the industry (and clients) forever. CRE professionals can obtain a precise 3D visual of the properties they’re brokering or managing, and there are several major advantages to having this information on hand. 

Sell your ideas

A 3D visual of the ideas they’re proposing to clients, communities, and other stakeholders is an incredibly useful tool for CRE professionals. This information allows them to display their ideas for a large building or property in a way that a 2D drawing or a verbal description never could. Selling your ideas and getting stakeholders on board becomes a much more direct process with the power of laser scanning and BIM documentation on your side. 

Finding tenants

Laser scanning and BIM is often used to create 3D floor plans so a virtual walk-through of a property can take place. These virtual walk-throughs can be done from anywhere, at any time. Not only does this help you offer potential tenants with an idea of the look and feel of a space, but it also allows more people to view a property in less time. 

Change management

Laser scanning and BIM documentation helps you strengthen trust in how your enterprise uses information to make decisions.

Whether a property is being newly developed or you’re considering making changes, a precise 3D footprint of the property will prove useful. It can be used to test the impact of certain changes before any costly work is actually done to the property. It also means you can propose multiple options for a property with real-time data about how it will affect the look of the property, along with what each option will cost.

At Existing Conditions, we enable professionals to turn real estate into a digital asset that’s both rich in information and highly accessible. This is the result of our innovative approach towards gathering and modeling data, the unbeatable quality of our work, and the complete reliability we provide our customers.

Would you like to learn more about leveraging BIM and laser scanning for CRE? Get in touch with us today.

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Jared Curtis

Written by Jared Curtis

President, Existing Conditions